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Squash team off to Argentina


Squash team off to Argentina

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A FIVE-MEMBER Barbados squash team left the island on Friday to compete at the 27th Senior Pan American Squash Championships in Argentina.

The local women’s team includes the top two ranked females in the Caribbean, 15-year-old Meagan Best, the current two-time Barbados and Caribbean senior women’s champion and captain Karen Meakins, herself a former three-time Caribbean women’s champion and a 15-time national champion.

The squad is bolstered by the return of teenager Amanda Haywood, who was unable to participate in last month’s Caribbean Squash Championships due to clashing national badminton commitments.

The men’s team consists of Barbados’ top two players, captain and nine-time national champion Shawn Simpson and Rhett Cumberbatch, who has been runner-up in the National Championships to Simpson for the past two years.

Barbados will compete against 11 other men’s teams and seven women’s teams.

The team officials are Craig Archer, manager and Michael Best, assistant manager.

Marlon White, one of Barbados’ top squash referees, is also accompanying the Barbadian delegation and will officiate at championships. (PR)